Today is #WorldStrokeDay.

This is how you can prevent stroke:

๐Ÿšญ Quit smoking
๐Ÿบ Limit alcohol consumption
๐Ÿ›‘ Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
โœ… Manage diabetes
๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Watch your waist and weight
๐Ÿ Eat healthy
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ Exercise regularly 30 minutes a day

The most common symptom of a #stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg, most often on one side of the body.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately


Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular diseases, after high blood pressure

The global tobacco epidemic kills more than 8 million people each year - of which around 1.2 million are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.
#NoTobacco ๐Ÿšญ


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Register today:
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